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Erin

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1k Errin (American)

How popular is the baby name Erin in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 5 5 0
1889 6 6 0
1890 9 9 0
1894 5 5 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 6 6 0
1897 10 10 0
1898 11 11 0
1900 9 9 0
1902 7 7 0
1903 10 10 0
1904 7 7 0
1905 9 9 0
1906 10 10 0
1907 8 8 0
1908 5 5 0
1909 15 15 0
1910 9 9 0
1911 9 9 0
1912 14 14 0
1913 20 20 0
1914 21 21 0
1915 35 29 6
1916 26 26 0
1917 30 30 0
1918 29 23 6
1919 28 28 0
1920 31 25 6
1921 35 29 6
1922 16 16 0
1923 34 34 0
1924 25 19 6
1925 10 10 0
1926 10 10 0
1927 15 15 0
1928 18 18 0
1929 7 7 0
1930 9 9 0
1931 9 9 0
1932 16 16 0
1933 18 18 0
1934 22 22 0
1935 20 20 0
1936 18 18 0
1937 26 26 0
1938 41 35 6
1939 31 25 6
1940 32 27 5
1941 51 40 11
1942 47 42 5
1943 45 45 0
1944 56 50 6
1945 49 49 0
1946 74 67 7
1947 89 82 7
1948 64 59 5
1949 81 76 5
1950 90 76 14
1951 105 97 8
1952 106 89 17
1953 100 86 14
1954 186 176 10
1955 186 175 11
1956 328 307 21
1957 1,051 1,013 38
1958 1,174 1,138 36
1959 1,269 1,228 41
1960 1,207 1,154 53
1961 1,170 1,132 38
1962 1,114 1,062 52
1963 1,257 1,199 58
1964 1,501 1,427 74
1965 1,553 1,463 90
1966 1,621 1,523 98
1967 1,795 1,686 109
1968 2,021 1,863 158
1969 3,283 3,064 219
1970 3,746 3,483 263
1971 4,178 3,859 319 #92 girl name
1972 3,582 3,293 289 #93 girl name
1973 4,183 3,878 305 #79 girl name
1974 6,192 5,871 321 #47 girl name
1975 7,215 6,895 320 #38 girl name
1976 8,681 8,385 296 #24 girl name
1977 10,449 10,200 249 #23 girl name
1978 11,052 10,793 259 #21 girl name
1979 11,519 11,254 265 #21 girl name
1980 13,699 13,434 265 #20 girl name
1981 14,097 13,855 242 #19 girl name
1982 14,613 14,367 246 #20 girl name
1983 15,049 14,835 214 #18 girl name
1984 12,812 12,620 192 #25 girl name
1985 11,599 11,384 215 #26 girl name
1986 10,267 10,066 201 #30 girl name
1987 9,040 8,848 192 #34 girl name
1988 8,465 8,262 203 #37 girl name
1989 8,376 8,143 233 #40 girl name
1990 8,225 7,987 238 #43 girl name
1991 7,379 7,205 174 #44 girl name
1992 7,229 7,057 172 #46 girl name
1993 6,884 6,716 168 #48 girl name
1994 7,077 6,908 169 #45 girl name
1995 6,775 6,564 211 #49 girl name
1996 6,399 6,256 143 #51 girl name
1997 6,062 5,938 124 #52 girl name
1998 5,586 5,472 114 #57 girl name
1999 5,344 5,223 121 #58 girl name
2000 5,281 5,183 98 #60 girl name
2001 5,065 4,957 108 #60 girl name
2002 4,241 4,144 97 #72 girl name
2003 4,012 3,924 88 #80 girl name
2004 3,455 3,366 89 #95 girl name
2005 2,975 2,906 69
2006 2,715 2,642 73
2007 2,545 2,474 71
2008 2,130 2,064 66
2009 1,758 1,691 67
2010 1,497 1,440 57
2011 1,405 1,351 54
2012 1,290 1,228 62
2013 1,211 1,165 46
2014 1,070 1,019 51
2015 1,024 966 58

Want to know about the popularity of the Erin baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 319,928 babies born with the name Erin in the United States. That's more than enough Erins to occupy the country of Maldives with an estimated population of 317,280 (as of July 1, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Erin" was in 1983 with a total of 14,835 babies. (That's a lot of baby Erins)

According to the 1978 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Erin" ranks #22 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 242 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1978. Across the entire United States a total of 11,052 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Erin" mean? The list below shows the origins of Erin as well as things modernly associated with the name Erin such as celebrities named Erin.

Origin and Meaning of Erin

The name "Erin" is of Irish origin, and it means "Ireland". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun E"rin
An early, and now a poetic, name of Ireland.

Etymology: Ir. Cf. Aryan

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An early name of Ireland that is now used in poetry

Erin Andrews

Erin Andrews is a sportscaster and journalist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Erin was born in 1978 as Erin Jill Andrews in Lewiston, Maine, U.S.

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Erin Moran

Erin Moran is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1966 to present. Erin was born in 1960 as Erin Marie Moran in Burbank, California, U.S.

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Grey DeLisle

Grey DeLisle is a voice actress and singer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1993 to present. Grey was born in 1972 as Erin Grey Van Oosbree in Fort Ord, California, U.S.

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Erin Gray

Erin Gray is a film and television actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1967 to present. Erin was born in 1950 in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii, U.S.

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Erin Murphy

Erin was born in 1964 as Erin Margaret Murphy in Encino, California, United States.

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Erin Wasson

Erin Wasson is a model. Erin was born in 1982 in Irving, Texas.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Erin

Erin Bates
Erin Burnett
Erin Sanders
Erin Condren
Erin Condren Life Planner
Erin Go Bragh
Erin Krakow
Erin Darke

Alternative Meanings

E is for easy going, no ruffles here.

R is for rational, the way you think.

I is for impress, for impress you will.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nire". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Erni". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Erin born Jun 23, 1929

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern Canada approximately on 1675. Your profession was seaman, cook, and carpenter.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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